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TIP # 02B05-01
DATE ISSUED: 07/29/02

AVIATION FUEL TAX CREDIT / REFUND REINSTATED
FOR TERMINAL SUPPLIERS AND WHOLESALERS

Reinstatement of Previous Credit or Refund

Beginning May 1, 2002, licensed terminal suppliers and wholesalers can again receive a credit or refund for 6.9 cents per gallon of the excise tax previously paid on aviation fuel sold to qualified air carriers. This credit/refund provision had expired on July 1, 2001.

Air Carrier Qualifications

To qualify, an air carrier must offer transcontinental jet service and must increase, after January 1, 1996, its Florida workforce by more than 1000 percent and by 250 or more full-time equivalent employee positions. Also, the air carrier cannot have facilities for fueling highway vehicles from the tank that stores the aviation fuel.

How to Obtain the Credit

Licensed terminal suppliers and wholesalers must obtain a completed copy of the Department's authorization letter from an air carrier before claiming this credit or refund. The letter must have an effective date of May 1, 2002, or later. This letter documents that the air carrier has met the workforce increase requirements of the law. A sample of this letter is attached.

Certain Aviation Fuel is Excluded

This credit or refund does not apply to sales of bonded fuel to air carriers.

References:    Section 206.9825(1), Florida Statutes; Section 10 of CS/SB 426, Chapter 2002-218, Laws of Florida



FOR MORE INFORMATION

This document is intended to alert you to the requirements contained in Florida laws and administrative rules. It does not by its own effect create rights or require compliance.

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